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Word-of-mouth buzz and a growing number of local fans are causing a new trend in skin care among women of all ages in Barrington. Last fall, Fox Point mom, Amanda Hines, discovered Votre Vu. It’s a 4-year-old American company offering a naturally-based, upscale collection of premiere cosmetics and skin care products handcrafted in France. Their luxury line is more affordably priced than comparable products and Amanda Hines says the results speak for themselves.
Amanda is a Votre Vu Brand Ambassador, sharing the line with others interested in better skincare. She hosts in-home Votre Vu parties or “soirées”, offering an opportunity for guests to sample and experience the products on their own skin. “Our goal at Votre Vu is to change peoples’ lives for the better with professional-grade products that promote healthy skin and in turn, a renewed sense of confidence for our customers.”
Votre Vu offers products for both women and men and all of the company’s skin care is handcrafted in a private lab in France that caters to upscale European spas.
Amanda says Votre Vu’s skin care is custom created for effective results using the highest grade of botanicals and highly sought-after marine agents.
After falling in love with the products herself and the results she noticed with her own skin, Amanda decided she had to share Votre Vu with others. “I just really love the way the products work. The line sells itself and the price is very reasonable.” And Amanda says women in Barrington particularly love that they can couple the skin care options with Votre Vu’s handcrafted line of naturally based French Accents cosmetics.
Votre Vu’s French Accents face basics include a tinted moisturizer, tinted lip and cheek stain, soft eye liner, eyelid smoother, brow definer, mascara, bronzer, powder and brushes. And the icing on the cake is that Votre Vu donates $1 from every French Accents product purchased to pediatric cancer treatment.
To put our best face forward during these last cold and drying days of winter, Amanda says our skin needs nourishment now more than ever. So she let us in on the four simple steps she recommends for a systematic approach to a more healthy complexion……
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With the season of New Year’s resolutions in full swing, Heinen’s Fine Foods in Barrington is making it easier for us to stay on target and reach our health and wellness goals in 2013. In fact, they have a whole department in the store dedicated to subject, their Wellness Resource Center, and we decided there’s no better time than now to get to know the center’s resident wellness expert, Kadi Shipley.
With a degree in dietetics from the University of Akron, Kadi is in charge of answering questions about the thousands of products Heinen’s carries to help us improve our diets for better health. “The research is there for why eating healthy is important, but what people need to embrace individually is how good eating-well makes you feel. If people experience stress, fatigue or discomfort with their bodies, I want them to understand there are ways to eat that can solve these problems.”
When it comes to the latest health foods, drinks, vitamins and supplements available today, Kadi’s tried and tested hundreds of products. So we asked her to share a short list of things to know and products to help improve our daily diets. She boiled it down to eight great recommendations……
If a renewed focus on fitness will make your list of new years resolutions for 2013, there’s one guy in Barrington who you should meet. His name is Brian Niven, he’s one of the owners and a head coach at CrossFit Barrington and he’s the kind of guy you go to when you’re ready to commit to shaping up.
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program used by many professional athletes, police academies, tactical and military operations teams. Brian is a Barrington High School graduate who returned to Barrington to start a family after college, grad school and serving as an active duty infantry officer with the U.S Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He was deployed to Iraq for 6 months in 2004 and also served in Afghanistan in 2006 & 2007 before retiring from active duty later that year.
“The military gives you a structured way of life. You’re developing soldiers to survive, to work as a team, to focus on a specific mission, accomplish tasks and get things done. From a CrossFit standpoint, I’m developing my clients to live a better life through fitness and healthy eating and thinking about their general fitness throughout life.”
We’ll share a few thoughts from members who rave about CrossFit in just a minute, but first, we’re happy to welcome CrossFit Barrington as the newest member to join the Barrington Online Marketplace here at 365Barrington.com. If you’re new to this website, here’s how the Marketplace works.
At the beginning of each workweek, we introduce you to the latest local businesses, professionals & organizations to join our Barrington Online Marketplace by featuring them here at 365Barrington.com and via our weekly email newsletter. If you’d like to receive those emails, which will also include information about upcoming events in Barrington, just enter your email here and click “Submit”.
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You’ll find the new community resource at 365Barrington.com/Marketplace. To have your business, organization, home or event featured, visit 365Barrington.com/Advertise for more information or call Liz at 847-691-3150.
Now back to CrossFit and the gym’s beginnings here in Barrington. Brian Niven first started training people with CrossFit methods in a gym he built in his home garage. The business grew and he and his friend, Chris Bluse, opened the area’s only CrossFit training facility at 28066 Commercial Avenue in Lake Barrington in September of 2011.
Brian says their brand of CrossFit is designed for people of all ages and fitness levels……